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TALIS 2018: Diversity in Australian classrooms
TALIS 2018: Diversity in Australian classrooms

A new report that analyses the Australian results of the latest Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) has been released today. Here, we explore some of the main findings.

Individual learning needs – supporting EAL students
Individual learning needs – supporting EAL students

Developing targeted programs to meet individual learning needs includes making the best use of staff expertise, and working closely with parents. EAL Support and Intervention Leader Kate Plant shares her school’s approach.

Video infographic: School practices related to equity and diversity
Video infographic: School practices related to equity and diversity

The latest cycle of the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018) asked educators around the world about teaching practices they use that are related to equity and diversity.

Culturally diverse children's books
Culturally diverse children's books

Teachers looking for culturally diverse Australian children’s books can search a new, free database, compiled by volunteers at the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. The searchable fields include Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework codes.

Teacher resources: Social emotional learning
Teacher resources: Social emotional learning

An animated TV series designed to smooth the transition to school for Indigenous children is proving to be a valuable resource for social emotional learning for all at a school in South Australia.

Supporting Indigenous children's transition to school
Supporting Indigenous children's transition to school

The animated TV series Little J & Big Cuz bolsters pride and identity in Indigenous children, along with supporting learners’ emotional wellbeing and teacher improvement, a study has found.

Valuing multilingual students' skills
Valuing multilingual students' skills

Dr Jacqueline D’warte from Western Sydney University has been researching multilingualism in schools by actively involving teachers and students as co-researchers. Here, she shares their findings.

Teacher resources: Connecting the Science Curriculum to Indigenous culture
Teacher resources: Connecting the Science Curriculum to Indigenous culture

Dozens of new practical teaching examples for Science have been released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). The resources are aimed at helping teachers to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the curriculum.

Awards recognition for Little J & Big Cuz
Awards recognition for Little J & Big Cuz

Animated TV series Little J & Big Cuz, which seeks to support the successful transition from home to school for Indigenous children and their families, has been recognised at the 2018 Logie Awards.

Remote education: Flexi-calendar meeting school community needs
Remote education: Flexi-calendar meeting school community needs

In the second of two articles on Gunbalanya School in the Northern Territory, we find out about its switch to a flexible calendar to improve student attendance, and how educators are working with the community and industry to prepare students for work.